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Come and join one of our hosted walks and discover the natural wonders of the Fleurieu Coast. 

Your guides will share their knowledge of the unique characteristics of our wonderful environment during these short walks.
For extended hikes, snorkelling and kayak adventures - check out the Active Pursuits.

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BUSH REGENERATION WALK 

Monday 16 September, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Walk with us on a short 2km trail and see what mother nature can do with a helping hand and a couple of decades! Finishing at the cellar door, stay on for wine tasting, lunch platters of local produce and stunning vineyard views.

Host: Allusion Wines, 127 Smith Hill Road, Yankalilla, 85583333 or contact@allusionwines.com.au 
Cost: Free - must register

Register now - contact Allusion Wines or Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre on 85580240 or email 

 

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BIRD WATCHING WALK

Tuesday 17 September, 9:00am - 11:00am

Search for flashes of brilliant yellow, stunning red and iridescent blue as we explore this natural habitat full of some of South Australia’s most beautiful birds. This is an easy grade short walk (0.5km return) for all fitness levels, terminating at the picturesque Ingalalla Falls.

Meet your guide at the carpark at the falls at 9:00am and please bring a pair of binoculars if you have them.

Host: Normanville Natural Resource Centre
Cost: Free - must register, contact the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre on 8558 0240 or email

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Morgan's Beach Cape Jervis

TRAVELLERS FROM THE PERMIAN ICE AGE

Wednesday 18 September, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Meet your guide, geologist Fraser Farrell at Morgans Beach and hear about the fascinating geological history of the sands, shore platform and cliffs. Search for rocks brought here from many other places, from when Earth was still in the grip of an ice age.

Host: The Backyard Universe
Cost: Free -  must register, contact the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre on 8558 0240 or email

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ORCHID WALKNixon Skinner

Thursday 19 September, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Donkey, Hare, Spider, Mosquito, Duck and Purple Cockatoos are all native orchids we may encounter as we enjoy a relaxed guided walk through native vegetation at Nixon Skinner Reserve. This picturesque setting is framed by the Myponga Reservoir and pine plantations.

Meet your guide at the entrance to Nixon Skinner Reserve at 2.00 pm and please remember your camera.

A warning - it is easy to become hooked on searching for these small unique Australian beauties!

Host: Normanville Natural Resource Centre
Cost: Free - must register, contact the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre on 8558 0240 or email 

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Raywood walking trail self-guided RAYWOOD NURSERY GARDEN WALK

Daily, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Set amongst one of the oldest remaining stringybark and grass tree forests in the State, the garden features a large variety of Autumn colouring trees, flowering and shade trees.

The Nursery offers a comprehensive range of roses, as well as a wide selection of Australian and exotic plants ((Camellias, Azaleas, Caper plants, Conifers, Fuchsias, ground covers, cottage plants, climbers, grasses, to name a few!). 

Look out for the blue wrens and scrubwrens – birdlife abounds!

Picnic tables are provided. 

Host: Raywood Nursery, Tapanappa Road, via Delamere (directions here), 8598 0267
Cost: Free, garden open 10am-5pm daily

 

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DEEP CREEK GUIDED WALK

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Tapanappa - Boat Harbour Circuit

Sunday 15 September, 8:30am - 3:30pm

This walk in the eastern end of the Deep Creek Conservation Park is a good introduction to the spectacular Deep Creek Conservation Park. Coastal views and the rugged terrain make this a unique area to walk in.

Grade: Trail Walker - These walks are reasonably demanding and for walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain. They have a walking time of about 5 to 6 hours and will require a high degree of physical fitness. 

Tickets: $10 per person - for full details on what to bring, appropriate clothing and to book online, visit heysentrail.asn.au

Park Entrance Fees

Walkers driving into the Deep Creek Conservation Park to join this tour will need to pay the Park entry fee ($10 per vehicle or $8 concession) in addition to the tour price. The entrance fee can be paid online, or locally at the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre or Delamere Store.

Day entry into Deep Creek provides access to all available areas including walking trails, picnic grounds and day visitor areas. Campers only need to purchase an entry ticket once for the duration of your stay. South Australia's parks and reserves (excluding Flinders Chase National Park) are free to enter on foot or by bicycle.

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HIKYOGA (=HIKING+YOGA) DEEP CREEK people walking at Deep Creek Conservation Park

Deep Creek Cove

Sunday 15 September, 10:30am - 2:00pm

Enjoy a mindful hike with outstanding views of the Southern Ocean as you descend to the secluded cove where Deep Creek ends its journey to the sea.

At the end of our hike, bathe in the forrest of Deep Creek, smelling the Eucalypt of the gums whilst being guided into a yoga session concluding with a peaceful yoga nidra, much like a nature-based day spa!

What to bring: a small daypack; filled water bottle; picnic lunch; hat; raincoat; any personal medications; hiking boots or sandshoes; camera/mobile phone. Please wear comfortable suitable clothing for the weather.

Tickets: $35 per person
Contact: for more information and bookings, contact Noeline at True Nature Adventures on 0404 847 938

Park Entrance Fees

Walkers driving into the Deep Creek Conservation Park to join this tour will need to pay the Park entry fee ($10 per vehicle or $8 concession) in addition to the tour price. The entrance fee can be paid online, or locally at the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre or Delamere Store.

Day entry into Deep Creek provides access to all available areas including walking trails, picnic grounds and day visitor areas. Campers only need to purchase an entry ticket once for the duration of your stay. South Australia's parks and reserves (excluding Flinders Chase National Park) are free to enter on foot or by bicycle.

 

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WAYAPA WUURRKWayapaWuurrk

Connection to Country Workshop

Saturday 21 September, 9:30am - 11:00am

Wayapa is an Earth-centred sequence of movements honouring the Elements of Nature and the universal aspects that bring meaning to Human life.

The movements themselves have, in part, arisen from Indigenous dance and ceremonial gestures. They are gentle but specific, and are done according to one's own capacities. They are not difficult or strenuous.

During this class, Tresh Pearce will help you to understand the elements and why we honour them, and their associated movements. You will be guided by Tresh through the sequence of movements. Once learnt, they can then be done from a wheelchair, a bed, visualised, or as is most often, from a standing position. As a daily honouring practice it takes between 15 and 20 minutes.

Venue: The Centre, 181 Main South Road, Yankalilla
Tickets: $35 adult; $25 concession; 12 years and under FREE - at the door
Contact: for information and bookings, call Tresh Pearce 0429 502 398 or email treshpearce@gmail.com

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SEA DRAGON SNORKEL fish and jetty pylons at Rapid Baychild snorkelling with Leafy Sea Dragon

Rapid Bay Jetty

Saturday 21 September, departures at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:30pm

Professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists will help you explore the jetty and seagrass beds, home to the allusive leafy and weedy seadragons and other fish and plant life.

Bring your own wetsuit and snorkelling gear if you have it. Tickets include the hire of a toasty warm 7mm thick wetsuit, hood and gloves and a full snorkel kit.

This guided snorkelling tour is suitable for children 10 years and above who are good swimmers. Children who are under 15 years must be supervised by a parent/adult at 2:1 ratio (2 children: 1 parent/adult). At least one parent to accompany (in water) and supervise maximum of two children.

Duration: approximately 90 minutes
Tickets: $29 adult; $19 child
Contact: for information, FAQs and bookings head to emsau.rezdy.com

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RAPID BAY SEA KAYAK TOUR kayaks on crystal clear waterkayaking through mysterious sea caves

Sunday 22 September, 6 hours

This adventure tour begins on the beach at Rapid Bay. Here the rugged coastline is spectacular with towering cliffs and crystal clear water, a great place for a sea kayaking adventure.

Your experienced guides will meet you on the beach and after instruction on safety, paddling and fitting of the gear you are off to visit isolated beaches and mysterious sea caves. You can also meet the 'locals', a growing colony of seals that are always keen to make new friends!

Your ticket includes all kayaking equipment, guidance, lunch and non-alcoholic drinks. Adventure Kayaking pride themselves on offering fresh, local foods and they can cater for special dietary requirements on request.

Duration: approximately 6 hours
Tickets: $160 per person - enjoy a special discount during the Festival of Nature (regular price $200 per person)

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As this tour is highly weather dependent, you will reserve your spot with a 20% ($32) deposit. The balance is payable upon confirmation of the tour departure, approximately 4 days prior.

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BLUE DEVIL SNORKEL

snorkelling at Second Valley Blue Devil

Second Valley Jetty

Sunday 22 September, departures at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:30pm

Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel in Encounter Marine Park at Second Valley Jetty. The jetty and seagrass beds are home to the blue devil fish,  allusive leafy and weedy seadragons and an amazing variety of other colourful fish and plant life.

Bring your own wetsuit and snorkelling gear if you have it. Tickets include the hire of a toasty warm 7mm thick wetsuit, hood and gloves and a full snorkel kit.

This guided snorkelling tour is suitable for children 10 years and above who are good swimmers. Children who are under 15 years must be supervised by a parent/adult at 2:1 ratio (2 children: 1 parent/adult). At least one parent to accompany (in water) and supervise maximum of two children.

Duration: approximately 90 minutes
Tickets: $29 adult; $19 child
Contact: for information, FAQs and bookings head to emsau.rezdy.com

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ACCESSIBLE DEEP CREEK CONSERVATION PARK

Friday 20 September, 10:00am - 2:00pm

People with limited mobility have improved access to trails on the Fleurieu Coast, with the introduction of the Trailrider all-terrain wheelchair.

The team at Deep Creek Conservation Park are hosting an open day to meet the Rangers and try the Trailrider on their trails. Based around Stringybark Campground, you can also check out the accessible campsites and facilities (toilet and shower) at this popular campground.

National Parks staff have developed a new TrailRider map of the park which provides suggested routes, grades and surface types.

Venue: Stringybark Campground, Deep Creek Conservation Park

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About the Trailrider

Available for FREE hire from the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre, the TrailRider requires a minimum of two reasonably fit people (one at each end of the chair) to control and guide it. Depending on the trails you wish to travel and the strength and level of fitness of your helpers, you might need up to four fit helpers. The chair is motorised, making it easier to explore some steeper and longer trails. 

Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre staff can assist with information on recommended trails including the popular Ingalalla Falls and the newly opened Myponga Reservoir Reserve.

For more information about the FREE hire program, click here and scroll to Access for All.

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ACCESSIBLE NORMANVILLE BEACH

Friday 20 September, 12:00noon - 3:00pm

A day at the beach is easier for people with mobility restrictions with the introduction of the Sandcruiser (adult) and Sandpiper (child) beach wheelchairs at Normanville Beach. With large pneumatic soft inflated wheels, the wheelchairs are easy for an attendant to manoeuvre on sand. 

These wheelchairs are available for FREE hire, come and give them a try!

Venue: Normanville Surf Life Saving Club, Normanville Foreshore

Beach Wheelchairs Normanville Beach

For more information about the all-terrain and beach wheelchair FREE hire programs, click here and scroll to Access for All.

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Want to explore more of the great outdoors?

It doesn't need to be Festival-time to enjoy the natural wonders of the Fleurieu Coast. With rugged coastlines, long sandy beaches, the newly opened Myponga Reservoir Reserve plus breath-taking conservation parks and forests, there's plenty more outdoor adventures on offer year round. Click here to find out more. 

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